I read an article titled “World’s first electric autonomous cargo ship takes to the water” by Nick Lavars. This article was published in November 2021 by New Atlas. It talks about electric and autonomous transportation.

I like this article because I love working on anything solar and electric. Also, this is a topic I am very interested in because at my school we are researching solutions connected to cargo transportation. I am focusing on autonomous and solar powered vehicles for my solution to problems with cargo.

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 In August a new system was put to work to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The new technology—System 002, nickname Jenny—collected over 20,000 pounds of plastic and trash. The trash is then hauled aboard the ship and it is sorted with much of the plastic becoming recycled.

Even if Jenny is successful at cleaning up, there is still much more garbage that needs to be removed. With 10 Jennys about half of the trash in the ocean could be removed in about five years. The Ocean Project hopes to have the ocean cleared of plastic and trash by the year 2040.

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 Heidi Carman raised puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Carman had a puppy named, Kerith, a golden Retriever, and noticed that she would not be good as a guide dog because she wanted lots of people’s attention. Carman decided to make Kerith a therapy dog.

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 On Aug. 10, the Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The House passed the bill on Nov. 12 and President Joe Biden signed the bill on Nov. 15.

This bill is special because it was a bipartisan bill. (That means both Republicans and Democrats voted to pass it). They agreed to give money to different states to help transit, build and fix roadways, and help clean up carbon emissions (reduce pollution). It will also help people who live in rural areas and  also help people who live in rural areas and those with low income by giving them access to internet and clean water.

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 On Wednesday, Oct. 27, students from Tarwater Elementary School in Chandler spoke to an astronaut on the International Space Station as is passed over Arizona.

Contact with astronaut Shane Kimbrough was made through Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). One lucky student from each grade spoke to the astronaut.

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 Do you ever wonder what a typical day as a Pixar artist would be like? For the October Bear Essential News Young Reporter Zoom Meeting, we had Paul Topolos, a matte painter who has worked at Pixar Studios for 20 years, as our guest.

Animating a movie is a group effort—Topolos mentioned that there are 1,200 people who work at Pixar Animation Studios! Topolos really enjoys working on good films with excellent stories and highlighted that Pixar is a good place to work because employees are taken good care of and the environment is very creative.

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 My family had the chance to sample an eat2explore Fun Box and what a good and delicious time we had! Eat2explore is the only family cooking kit that delivers cultural education through cuisine while providing the hard to find spices and sauces that make the meal really unique.

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 Are you ready for some turkey, great friends and family? The holidays are just around the corner.

Thanksgiving will take place on Thursday, Nov. 25. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed national Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated the last Thursday in November.

Thanksgiving is a day that doesn’t always fall on the same date each year unlike Halloween or Christmas. Thanksgiving is a great time to be thankful and appreciate who you have and what you have.

I asked some of my classmates and teachers what they were thankful for.

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